Speedy Vegan Apple Dumplings with Pumpkin Caramel


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Vegan Apple Dumplings with Pumpkin Caramel - a super speedy recipe (microwave dumplings!) to have this sweet snack ready in minutes. Dairy-free with a gluten-free option.To qualify for the contest, this recipe for vegan apple dumplings with pumpkin caramel uses Almond Milk Beverage and optionally Cultured Almond Milk from So Delicious Dairy Free.

Go Dairy Free - The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance and Casein-Free LivingThis vegan apple dumplings recipe is actually single-serve, with quick microwave instructions, but you can make as many as you like!

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Apple Dumplings with Pumpkin Caramel

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

For nut-free vegan apple dumplings, substitute coconut milk beverage and use either pumpkin puree, sweet potato puree or cultured coconut milk in the dough.

Speedy Vegan Apple Dumplings with Pumpkin Caramel
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Serves: 1 serving
Dairy-Free Pumpkin Caramel
  • 1 apple
  • 1 date, chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
Dumpling Dough
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree or So Delicious Dairy Free Cultured Almond Milk
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour (sub with oat flour + 1 to 2 tablespoons coconut flour for gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (optional; makes it extra fluffy)
  1. Combine all of the pumpkin caramel ingredients in a small bowl, adding enough milk beverage so that the mixture is thin and liquid in consistency.
  2. Core your apple (be careful not to cut all the way through the apple), and place it on a microwave-safe dish. Spoon one spoonful of the pumpkin caramel in the bottom of the apple and add the chopped date and a cinnamon stick.
  3. In another bowl, combine all of the dough ingredients until smooth (If you go the route of using the oat flour and coconut flour, it might help to place the dough in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes so it will be easier to work with). Press the dough into a large square. place the apple in the center of the dough, and gently wrap the dough around the apple until the apple is covered with the dough. Return to the dish and microwave 2 to 3 minutes or until fully cooked.
  4. Drizzle with some pumpkin caramel before serving and enjoy as is or a la mode with a scoop of So Delicious Dairy Free Vanilla Frozen Dessert!
Making Multiples? If you choose to double the recipe and make two, microwave each separately otherwise they will not fully cook.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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